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International Joint Mathematics Meeting
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, August 15-19, 1993
Meeting #883

Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS
Kenneth A Ross, MAA

AMS Special Session on Random Knotting and Linking

  • Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    AMS Special Session on Random Knotting and Linking, I

    • 2:10 p.m.
      Knotting, linking and writhing in polygons and ribbons in Z 3.
      Stuart G. Whittington*, University of Toronto
    • 2:40 p.m.
      Knotting of Gaussian random polygons.
      Nicholas Pippenger*, University of British Columbia
    • 3:10 p.m.
      Random knotting in graphs embedded in Z 3.
      Christine E. Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
    • 3:40 p.m.
      Entanglement complexity of random knots.
      De Witt L. Sumners*, Florida State University
    • 4:10 p.m.
      Random DNA knot formation and physical properties of DNA in solution.
      James C. Wang, Harvard University
      Stanley Y. Shaw*, Harvard University
    • 4:40 p.m.
      Random knotting of regular polygons.
      Kenneth C. Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • 5:10 p.m.
      Unsplittability of random links.
      Yuanan Diao*, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, Georgia
    • 5:40 p.m.
      Asymptotics of open surfaces with knotted boundaries in Z^d.
      Buks van Rensburg*, York University
  • Thursday August 19, 1993, 2:10 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    AMS Special Session on Random Knotting and Linking, II

    • 2:10 p.m.
      Polygonal knots.
      Richard Randell*, University of Iowa
    • 2:40 p.m.
      The functoriality of finite-order invariants of knotted graphs.
      Ted Stanford*, Columbia University
    • 3:10 p.m.
      Twist sequences and the Vassiliev subspace.
      Rolland Trapp*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • 3:40 p.m.
      A statistical study of random knotting using the Vassiliev invariants.
      Tetsuo Deguchi*, University of Tokyo, Japan
      Kyoichi Tsurusaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
    • 4:10 p.m.
      Vassiliev invariants and RNA folding.
      Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois, Chicago
    • 4:40 p.m.
      How tangles in knot diagrams can talk to each other.
      Dale Rolfsen*, University of British Columbia
    • 5:10 p.m.
      Energy functions for polygonal knots.
      Jonathan Simon*, University of Iowa
    • 5:40 p.m.
      Random knots and energy.
      Gregory Buck*, Saint Anselm's College

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